The Preaching Howe in Penninghame Parish, Galloway #History #Scotland


By Ring Knowes in Penninghame parish, Galloway, is the ‘Preaching Howe’, which may be where John Welsh field preached at Barnkirk in the late 1670s. William Kennedy in Barnkirk, who lived very close by, was a fugitive.

According to the OS name book:

‘A small hollow in which it is supposed the Covenanters assembled for Worship during the time of the Conventicles, or, as it is commonly termed in the country “during the persecution”.’

The howe is not marked on modern maps.

Street View of the Preaching Howe

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One Response to “The Preaching Howe in Penninghame Parish, Galloway #History #Scotland”

  1. […] far from Brocklock (above) is the Preaching Howe, which also lies to the north of the A75 west of Newton Stewart. It was probably where the famous […]

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